Big fans of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series know to expect Shadowhunters characters who love books as much as we do. Not only does every series have references to classics, every Shadowhunters series represent book lovers everywhere with these outstanding quotes about books.

Top 7 Shadowhunters Quotes About Books

7. In City of Bones

Jocelyn recognized reading as a sacred pastime and usually wouldn’t interrupt Clary in the middle of a book, even to yell at her.

6. Tessa in Clockwork Angel

“Books are for reading, not for turning oneself into livestock.”

5. Cordelia in Chain of Gold

“The point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality.”

4. Magnus in Chain of Gold

“There is no better distraction in the world than losing oneself in books for a while.”

3. Will in Clockwork Prince

“We live and breathe words…It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

2. Will in Clockwork Princess

“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”

1. Tessa in Clockwork Angel

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”


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